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Tim Curry Endorses 'Rocky Horror' Remake

The original Frank-N-Furter says "It was a lot of fun" playing the Narrator this time.

Tim Curry Endorses 'Rocky Horror' Remake
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To say that The Rocky Horror Picture Show is beloved by fans is to say that Hell gets balmy in the summer. This isn't a film people just sort of like and maybe catch on cable every once in a while. This is a film people memorize. This is the kind of film that sincere people in mohawks and lingerie will tell you changed their lives. So we're not surprised there's been some skepticism from fans about the upcoming Fox TV remake. But maybe (just maybe) the original Frank-N-Furter's opinion could make you feel like it's at least okay to check it out.

While speaking at the ongoing 2016 Summer TCA press tour, Tim Curry, who plays the Narrator in the remake, was asked if he endorses the new film, he replied, "I do indeed."

He also spoke at length about his involvement in the film.

Via Nerdist: “[Anytime there is anything related to Rocky Horror], I’m pretty much there. I remember quite a lot of the original film because it was my first movie. I didn’t miss much. It was fun to do it again. I actually offered myself as Dr. Scott because I was already in a wheelchair, but they thought Narrator was a better fit. I enjoyed it a lot."

So what did Curry enjoy most about coming back to the production?

"Just doing it again, but in a different role. [Executive producer/ director/ choreographer] Kenny [Ortega] runs a very, not easy set, but a set where you really feel you can try anything. It was a lot of fun. I loved being there."

The film will premiere sometime in October on Fox. After seeing the first 25 minutes, we can say without spoiling anything that it leans heavily on fan participation and many of the characters themselves seem actually aware of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its legacy.

For his part, creator Richard O'Brien has called the remake "misconceived" and "badly cast," but ultimately the fans will decide where this will all fit in to the Rocky Horror canon.

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